John Deere to Open Strategic Technology Office at Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa (February 21, 2017) – Deere & Company has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park, growing its oncampus presence in recognition of the world-class research, education, and talent development capabilities at Iowa State. “We are delighted that John Deere is establishing a physical presence at the ISU […]

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Report: renewables account for more than 3.5% of Iowa GDP

A study authored by ABF Economics commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), found that in 2016 the renewable fuels industry in Iowa supported more than 42,000 jobs; generated about $2.3 billion in household income for Iowans; and, accounted for roughly $4.7 billion, or 3.5 percent, of Iowa GDP. “The U.S. ethanol industry experienced […]


AgriSync Founder Casey Niemann to speak at Square One DSM Startup Stories

Name: February Startup Stories Date: February 15, 2017 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST Location: Greater Des Moines Partnership700 Locust Street, Suite 100Conference Center (street level)Des Moines, IA 50309 Casey Niemann, Founder of Waukee-based AgriSync, will be the guest speaker at the February Square One DSM Startup Stories event. Startup Stories is a monthly networking event geared toward entrepreneurs, […]


Kemin Industries opens new worldwide headquarters in Des Moines

In a February 7 press release, Kemin Industries announced more than 600 Des Moines-based Kemin employees have officially moved in to their new worldwide headquarters building, located at 1900 Scott Avenue. The new 94,000 square-foot building represents a $30 million investment and is the final extension of the state-of-the-art Molecular Advancement Center Research Facility, which opened […]


New report underscores advantages for locating businesses in Iowa

Iowa top ranked state for access to low-cost renewable energy By, Julie Lelonek, Marketing and Business Engagement New evidence has arisen demonstrating Iowa’s competitive advantage amongst states in contention to attract businesses that use large amounts of electricity, such as retailers and technology companies: A new report, Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & […]

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Kemin renews public-private World Food Programme partnership

The following press release was distributed January 31 Des Moines, Iowa  – Kemin Industries announced it has renewed a multi-year agreement to continue as a corporate partner with The World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s leading humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP programs reach some 80 million people in 80 countries each year with food assistance in […]